Peace Ambassadors student camp concludes

Monday, January 14, 2019

Peace Ambassadors The Gambia have concluded six days student camping at St. Peter’s Technical Junior and Senior Secondary School in Lamin.

The camp focused on the development of the human mind and strive to empower young people to build social responsibility and provides  them with alternative informed choices in dealing with violence, with the theme: catch them young: Creating peaceable in schools.

Chairperson of the organizing committee Mbaye Mballow said 140 students and 37 coordinators across almost all schools in the country participated in the camp.

He said during the camp, participants were intensively introduced to violence and non- violence, peace building and gender-based violence as well as child right protection. “We want to touch at least 100 schools by next month where we will establish peace clubs and help strengthen them,” he said.

Mr. Mbaye said since inception, they have been embarking on series of activities including cleansing exercise and peace sensitizations which have increased their membership and participation in their activities. “We believe in helping people and providing service to humanity. No matter who and where you are, our services are almost needed everywhere, “he said.

National coordinator of Child Protection Alliance, Njundu Drammeh advised the students to respect time and to make the best use of the reason they were chosen to participate in the camping. “Through this, I hope that you can be able to live up to expectation after the camp and practice what you have been taught.”

He said for any country, organisation or institution to develop, there must be children build for everything that they will need.

He urged the students to make the best use of the camp and learn from it to enable them to fulfil their obligations in national development and to be good Ambassadors of peace.

Author: Fatou O. Barrow